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Monday, August 25, 2008


Indigenous knowledge and sustainability issues. Lecture has introduced himself in Maori which is basically by telling us the environment of his home.

Indigenous views versus western views. Western views are more concerned with extracting maximum value and money. Indigenous views are more concerned with the interaction of nature and its binding forces.

Maori environmental resource management passed onto generations as mythical stories that are memorable to the children. Whakapapa: Maori genealogy of the environment.

Mauri is the binding lifeforce and intrinsic values of ecosystems: social, economic, environmental, cultural. A distinction between using NPV calculations to make a sustainablility decision because long term effects are not taken into account.

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